Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Metal Braces?

For centuries, fixed metal braces have transformed people’s smiles all around the world. But from corrective headgear to wires, brackets and elastic ties, historically, treatment hasn’t always been comfortable, practical, or discreet. Enter the world of Invisalign: a way to straighten teeth without using clunky metal braces.

What’s Invisalign?

Imagine if you could have a barely noticeable brace, that fits over teeth comfortably and can be removed anytime you like. That’s exactly the case with Invisalign. These clear braces are durable, flexible and predictable for orthodontic treatment like no other. It’s why they’re one of the leading braces on the market – and why we offer them here at our York dental practice.

How does Invisalign work?

Our York dentists treat countless Invisalign cases each year, using care, expertise and knowledge to transform patients’ smiles and even improve their oral health. Treatment begins with a consultation, to assess your smile. Next, a clever scanner takes digital images of your smile, which are then used to create a treatment plan. This treatment plan plots the movement needed for each tooth to align it correctly in the mouth. Finally, clear braces have been created that mirror these movements, and all that’s left to do is cycle through them when directed by your dentist.

What about other clear braces?

Invisalign is often considered the best clear brace on the market because the treatment process makes results extremely predictable. Tiny micro adjustments can be made at the end of treatment too, helping ensure every patient is happy with their smile. While there are other types of clear braces, Invisalign is our recommendation time and time again.

Will I still need to visit my dentist?

Absolutely. Our York dentists can help make sure your treatment stays on track, as well as give you oral health check-ups as and when needed. If you are anxious about the progress of your treatment, you can also download the Invisalign app for Apple and Android devices. Of course, our team are also here to help answer your questions and concerns at any stage of your treatment.

Will I need retainers?

Yes, in almost every case retainers are recommended. Your dentist will speak to you about when and how much to wear these, as well as give you information on storage, cleaning and other practical elements.

How can I book Invisalign treatment?

Just give our friendly York dental practice a call and we will happily book you in for a consultation.